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Oct 1, 2012 2:00am EDT
increasing taxes. and i will give president obama credit to in his the first presidential candidate since walter mondale to run explicitly on a platform that he will raise taxes. >> he is saying he will raise taxes on the wealthy. >> according to the supreme court, he already has raised taxes. that was the basis on which the supreme court of held obamacare, that it was a tax increase. >> to mayor castro's point, people who have more are being asked to sacrifice. you do not agree with that. >> i do not agree with that. but me say two things. if you look historically, such spending has been 20% of gdp. federal spending has been 18% of gdp. i think the problem is we're spending too much. in the last three years, federal spending has gone from 20% of gdp to 25% of gdp. that is a fundamental structural shift and it is produced -- it has produced record-setting deficits and putting us in a path of greece and where much of europe are. the economy is teetering on the edge of recession. the were seen can do is jacked up taxes on small businesses and entrepreneurs or job creors. that makes it all t
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 3:00am EDT
's the entire first debate between president obama and mitt romney from the university of denver at noon eastern on c-span. today an interview with former presidential candidate ross perot by richard wolf. he talks about the state of the economy, the deficit and the debt and how it has changed since his campaign. here is a portion of the interview. >> if i had three wishes, strong, moral, ethical base. i had that would was growing up and enter the depression. a strong family unit in every home. now the divorce rate is 50%. that is destabilizing. when i grew up and enter the depression, we had the finest public schools -- in the depression, we had the finest public schools. our public schools are at the bottom of the industrialized world. the great state of texas -- that is the country. in the great state of texas where i went to public schools and had a incredible education, it is either 47 or 49 in 50 states. that is our responsibility. we can correct that. but the problems we face now, they are so fundamental about what we must do now. it cannot pass that off to the house or senate of the fede
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